Winners unveiled for CrimeCon's third annual CLUE Awards

Press Release · Nashville, TN, USA ·

Winners of the 2024 CrimeCon CLUE Awards were announced tonight at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN during the third annual awards gala, which aired live on Law&Crime Network. Award-winning journalist and NewsNation anchor Ashleigh Banfield hosted the ceremony, celebrating excellence in true crime content, with Netflix, Hulu, NBC, Black and Missing, Hachette Books and CBC Podcasts among the trophy recipients.

CLUE’s 2024 “Crimefighter of the Year” recipient, John Walsh, accepted the special honor from last year’s recipient, The Gabby Petito Foundation. Walsh, the iconic host and creator of FOX’s America’s Most Wanted, is celebrating the 40-year anniversary of his non-profit organization, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Meanwhile, Law&Crime revealed the 2024 “America’s Greatest Detective” honoree: Laura Tierney, senior inspector with the U.S. Marshals Service in the missing child unit. Tierney is also the agency’s liaison to NCMEC, through which she helped lead and facilitate Operation “We Will Find You” to successfully locate 225 missing children.

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Fans awarded Kimberly Arnold and Katie Mitchell, co-hosts of the beloved Dateline recap podcast “A Date with Dateline,” with CLUE’s 2024 “People’s Choice Awards: Creator of the Year” honor.

The 2024 CLUE Award winners – spanning television, podcasting, film and publishing – are:

TV: Outstanding Episodic Series

  • WINNER: Me Hereafter (Hulu)

  • Produced by Committee Films and ABC News Studios

  • Killer Cases (A&E)

  • Produced by The Law&Crime Network

  • 20/20 (ABC)

  • Produced by ABC News

  • Prosecuting Evil with Kelly Siegler (Oxygen True Crime)

  • Produced by Wolf Entertainment, Universal Television Alternative Studio and Magical Elves

  • Buried in the Backyard (Oxygen True Crime)

  • Produced by Renegade 83, an Entertainment One company

  • FEDS (ID)

  • Produced by Orit Entertainment and October Films

TV: Outstanding Docuseries

  • Burden of Proof (HBO)

  • Produced by Markay Media

  • The Killings on King Road (NBC)

  • Produced by Dateline NBC

  • Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals (ID)

  • Produced by ITV America’s Good Caper Content and Herizon Productions

  • WINNER: The Murdaugh Murders: Inside the Investigation (NBC)

  • Produced by Dateline NBC

  • The Curious Case of Natalia Grace (ID)

  • Produced by Hot Snakes Media

Book of the Year

  • Zenith Man: Death, Love, and Redemption in a Georgia Courtroom (Citadel)

  • Written by McCracken Poston, Jr.

  • In My DNA: My Career Investigating Your Worst Nightmares (One Idea Press)

  • Written by Lindsey Wade

  • A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown’s Most Shocking Crime (Sourcebooks)

  • Written by Casey Sherman

  • WINNER: Trail of the Lost: The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail (Hachette Books)

  • Written by Andrea Lankford

  • Lay Them to Rest (Hachette Books)

  • Written by Laurah Norton

Outstanding Documentary Film

  • WINNER: Cyberbunker: The Criminal Underworld (Netflix)

  • Produced by btf

  • Selena and Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them (Oxygen True Crime)

  • Produced by Jupiter Entertainment

  • The Matthew Shepard Story (ID)

  • Produced by Lion Television

  • Snatched (ABC)

  • Produced by ABC News 20/20

  • Pathological: The Lies of Joran van der Sloot (Peacock)

  • Produced by NBC News Studios

Podcast: Outstanding Episodic Series

Podcast: Outstanding Podcast Docuseries**

CLUE winners were determined by CrimeCon’s selection committee, comprised of a wide range of producers, network and streaming executives, and other creatives and industry leaders, representing all sectors of the true crime genre. This year’s judges include executives from NBCU, Wondery, Simon & Schuster, Campfire Studios, Tenderfoot TV and the National Center for Victims of Crime.

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